RSNA 2020 News
Contrast-enhanced mammo can play pivotal diagnostic role
December 2, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) can play a pivotal role in diagnosing some types of breast cancer, according to research presented at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. A new study found CESM yielded 93% accuracy for identifying high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ.  Discuss
From alligators to COVID-19, 3D images show lung pathology
December 2, 2020 -- What do 3D reconstructed images of alligators have to do with COVID-19? Researchers from Louisiana who began working together to image reptiles have leveraged their collaboration into a 3D method for visualizing lung pathology in cases of COVID-19.  Discuss
Machine-learning model predicts adverse cardiac outcomes
December 1, 2020 -- A machine-learning algorithm for analysis of coronary CT angiography exams was able to predict major adverse cardiac events at a higher level of accuracy than other traditional risk scores and risk factors, according to a presentation on Tuesday morning at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
EVALI shows particular imaging findings on CT
December 1, 2020 -- Particular CT imaging findings such as a diffuse alveolar damage pattern can help radiologists diagnose electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a presentation delivered on Monday at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
3D printing makes giant strides in liver
December 1, 2020 -- 3D models that combine vascular and biliary anatomy using different imaging techniques can contribute to more rigorous planning of complex liver operations, including hepatic resections, living-donor transplantation, vascular intervention procedures, and biliary reconstruction surgery, Portuguese researchers reported at RSNA 2020.  Discuss
GE products at RSNA 2020 include AI-enhanced imaging
December 1, 2020 -- GE Healthcare is demonstrating a slate of new imaging technologies at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 meeting, including the latest version of its interventional imaging platform, a new 3D mobile C-arm, and an array of products enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI).  Discuss
AI catches interval breast cancers missed by rads
December 1, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software could help cut down on the number of interval breast cancers, according to research presented Monday at the 2020 virtual RSNA meeting. An AI program detected more than one-third of breast cancers missed on screening mammography in two different studies.  Discuss
Can AI software drive CT lung screening rates higher?
December 1, 2020 -- Can software based on artificial intelligence improve the anemic rates of CT lung cancer screening in the U.S.? That's the hope of Infervision, whose InferRead Lung CT.AI software won the Minnies award for Best New Radiology Software. The application is designed to automatically detect lung nodules on chest CT exams.  Discuss
How good is the evidence supporting AI in radiology?
December 1, 2020 -- Just how good is the quality of scientific evidence supporting the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology? The research study named the Scientific Paper of the Year in the Minnies awards found that much of the evidence claiming AI algorithms are superior to human experts tends to be of low quality and based on exaggerated claims.  Discuss
Can AI be a second reader in breast cancer screening?
November 30, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could obviate the need for a second radiologist to review a screening mammogram in more than four out of five exams performed for a national breast cancer screening program, according to a presentation on Monday morning at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
November 18, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may again be the darling of this year's RSNA meeting, but there's more to imaging informatics than AI, of course. Our final stop on this year's Road to RSNA preview takes a look at what to expect in enterprise imaging, clinical decision support, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, business analytics, patient portals, and other informatics topics.
November 17, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted CT's usefulness as a diagnostic tool -- especially in the early days of the outbreak, when laboratory tests were scarce and results were delayed. Attendees at RSNA 2020 will learn about research demonstrating CT's efficacy in COVID-19 patients, as well as its use in cardiac imaging and other important areas.
November 16, 2020 -- A number of exciting women's imaging topics will be featured at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting, including developments in ultrasound screening and cutting-edge interventional techniques to treat breast malignancies.
November 12, 2020 -- In this most unusual of years, x-ray has once again demonstrated why it's still the most widely used medical imaging modality, some 125 years after that historic experiment in Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's lab.
November 11, 2020 -- It's no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year, as healthcare providers around the world have attempted to cope with the global pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But MRI has shown its value throughout the crisis, and attendees of the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting will be sure to encounter research that highlights the modality's efficacy.
November 10, 2020 -- It's been a big year for ultrasound, and the presentations at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting are sure to continue that trend. The conference will cover a number of cutting-edge ultrasound topics, including the use of artificial intelligence and contrast-enhanced applications.
November 9, 2020 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the RSNA 2020 meeting. Although RSNA 2020 will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees will find no shortage of scientific and educational content. And as in recent years, artificial intelligence will have a dominant presence at the meeting.